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A British metal band who gained international notice in the late 70s and were one of the most popular names of the 80s. Largely responsible for the traditional heavy metal sound through their influential 70s work, and established the important genre of speed metal. Also notorious for featuring singer Rob Halford, who came out of the closet as gay after his departure from the band in 1993. (He rejoined the band in the summer of 2003.)
If you don't like Judas Priest, then you simply don't like metal.
by Pyrus August 26, 2004
The greatest heavy metal band of all time, even if their longtime lead singer Rob Halford is queer. He can still belt out a tune better than anyone!
by Da Dude October 17, 2003
Legendary and thoroughly awesome Heavy Metal band. Could be described as the co-founders of Heavy Metal (along with Black Sabbath). Its sometimes said that Black Sabbath invented Heavy Metal, and Judas Priest perfected it. Judas Priest (or Priest for short) have had a number of drummers come and go over the years, this possibly inspired Spinal Tap's exploding drummers skit.

Priests awesome, powerful tunes include "Victim of Changes", "Beyond The Realms of Death", "Breaking the Law", "You Got Another Thing Coming"

This "poor mans Iron Maiden" thing is a load of bollocks. Priest rock!!!
1. Priest really rocked at Ozzfest!

2. I'd take Priest over any douchebag nu metal band anyday!

3. Judas Priest are coming to town!
by Kent Paul September 09, 2004
A Classic Metal band, Formed in the late 60s by Glenn Tipton and KK Downing. Also responsible for influencing most metal bands in existence.
by JasonAshton February 20, 2003
An interjection used in place of "Jesus Christ!" in order to be less offensive.
(yelp! yelp! yelp!)
"Judas Priest, Timmy...we bought you the blow-up doll, now leave the damned dog alone!"
by Nick D November 08, 2005
Judas Priest is without a fucking doubt THEE Greatest Fucking Band ever! 5 guys with talent, You got K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton, the twin guitarists, Ian Hill, the silent Bassiet, Scott Travis, The speed king, and Rob Halford, the Metal God. The genre is mixed with, Metal, Speed Metal, Hard Rock, and Classic! In 1993 Halford left the band and then returned 10 years later, what a moment in metal, anyways it was awsome. There back and the made another album just 3 years ago and right now there working on a new one and I'm so psyched of getting it. Judas Priest are legend. They saved metal's ass when punk was ruling the world, they threw aside what wasn't metal, and if you think thier done, You've Got Another Thing Coming!
Judas Priest made kick ass metal albums such as
British Steel
Screaming For Vengence
Sad Wings of Destiny
Sin After Sin
Hell Bent For Leather
Defenders of the Faith
Angel of Retribution
by Alan Massacre April 17, 2008
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